"I can't endure worry, and perhaps have been created expressly in order to die of it."
"Leafed through the diary a little. Got a kind of inkling of the way a life like this is constituted."
"The beginning of every story is ridiculous at first. There seems no hope that this newborn thing, still incomplete and tender in every joint, will be able to keep alive in the completed organization of the world, which, like every completed organization, strives to close itself off. However, one should not forget that the story, if it has any justification to exist, bears its complete organization within itself even before it has been fully formed; for this reason despair over the beginning of a story is unwarranted ..."